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Dr Daniel Herren, MHA

Daniel is a board certified orthopedic and hand surgeon and chief of the hand surgical department of one of the largest orthopedic services in Switzerland. Dr Herren is the past-president of the Swiss Society for Surgery of the Hand, board member (treasurer) of the federation of the European societies for surgery of the hand FESSH, European Rheumatoid Arthritis Surgery Society ERASS Treasurer, honorary member of the Argentinian and Australian Hand Society and Co-President of the 25th FESSH congress 2020 in Basel Switzerland.

Dr Herren completed his fellowship at the Biomechanical Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic Rochester (Prof. Kai-Nan An) and at the Kleinert and Kutz Institute in Louisville KY (Harold Kleinert).

Postgraduate studies as master of health administration (University of Bern) and in biocompatible materials at the Polytechnical University in Zurich (ETH Zurich).

Dr Herren is co-author of more than 90 scientific publications and over 200 presentations. His main fields of scientific interest are quality and indication assessment, osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis surgery, joint replacement in the hand.

Dr Donald H. Lalonde, MD, BSc, MSc, FRCSC

Professor of Surgery Dalhousie University Saint John Canada, President of the Canadian Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Outreach and International Relations Director, Past President of the American Association for Hand Surgery, Past President of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Past Chairman of the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Over 100 papers and 30 book chapters and Editor of the Wide Awake Hand Surgery book Thieme Pub New York 2016.

Dr Steve Moran

Dr. Moran is a Professor of Plastic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota, and staff surgeon at the Shrine Hospital for Sick Children in Minneapolis. Dr. Moran is the former Chairman of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Mayo Clinic and is now the Surgical Director of the Mayo Clinics’ composite tissue allotransplant program. Dr. Moran's practice focuses on disorders of the upper extremity as well as microsurgical reconstruction. His primary interests are congenital hand surgery, wrist arthritis and microsurgical reconstruction of the upper and lower extremity. Dr. Moran has published over 250 peer reviewed papers, over 75 book chapters and has edited three text books. He was the associated editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery, Hand and the Year Book of Hand Surgery. He is presently the associate editor for The Journal of Wrist Surgery. Dr. Moran is a member of 14 professional societies and is founding member of the American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation and is presently a Director for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a previous board member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Association for Hand Surgery and American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation. He has been a co-investigator on four NIH grants which were devoted to the study of tissue engineering, tendon healing, carpal tunnel syndrome and ligament injury. Dr. Moran’s present research focus is on tissue engineering for which he has institutional directed funds. Dr. Moran was named the 2008-2009 Sterling Bunnell traveling fellow by the American Society of Surgery of the Hand and the 2012 Marco Godina traveling fellow by the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. Dr Moran lives in Rochester Minnesota with his wife and three children.

Dr Francisco del Piñal, MD, PhD

Born in Santander, Spain, MD and PhD degrees from University Complutense Madrid 1983 and 1989. Plastic Surgery training in Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Madrid 1983-1988. Fellow in Microsurgery with Ian Taylor (Melbourne, Australia) 1989. Fellow in Hand Surgery in Kleinert Group (Louisville, KY, USA) 1990.

Editor in chief of 3 books: Arthroscopic management of distal radius fractures (Springer 2010), Arthroscopic management of ulnar pain (Springer, 2012) and Atlas of distal radius fractures (Thieme 2018). Published more than 100 papers and chapters and 400 presentations

Keynote speaker: American, Australian, Argentinian, British, Belgian, Chilean, Chinese, Dutch, Finnish, French, Hongkongese, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, South African, Taiwanese, Hand and Plastic surgery societies.

Main interests: Arthroscopy, Microsurgery and Pain.

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  • Early Bird Registration OpensFebruary 2019
  • Call for Abstracts Close11 August, 2019
  • Notifications to Authors11 September, 2019
  • Early Bird Registrations Close11 November, 2019
  • Regular Registrations12 November, 2019 -
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  • Hand Surgery and the Digital Revolution Conference11 - 14 March, 2020


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